The Fundamentals You Need To Know When Renting A Boat

Always wanted to have a party by the waters but yet, can’t do so because you don’t own a boat? Fret not; the answer is simple – boat rental!

Nothing quite beats spending a day on the open water in the sunny Singaporean sun. What can really spoil the day is ending up with a boat that doesn’t cater to your needs – which is why you shouldn’t rush into a decision and look through the various private yacht rental options carefully.

If you’re ready to get on with the booking – pay heed to these few key factors first before you make the big decision!

Book in advance

Before you even make the decision on the type of yacht you would like to charter – you should make up your mind on your preferred date, the duration of your charter, and the number of guests you are inviting.

Afterwards, you can drop your yacht charter company an enquiry with all the above information – and you’re all set! Just remember to make your reservation payment once the staff indicates that it’s time to do so.

Now, all you have to do is wait for a response from them and you’ll soon be able to get aboard with your friends, colleagues, or loved ones and have a splendid time by the sea!

Checking in

On the actual day itself, you won’t be able to enter the yacht immediately together with your guests just yet!

While it is necessary for you to naturally put aside some time to make your way down to the location, the usual venue being ONE°15 Marina Club – it isn’t the sole reason for arriving earlier.

You will need to come down earlier to meet with the crew and captain, who will then usher you to the yacht. If you’re hosting a corporate event or party, then it’s all the more necessary to be there earlier to decorate the yacht nicely!

After you have made yourselves comfortable and settled in onboard the yacht – pay close attention to the safety briefing by your captain and crew. All the do’s and dont’s have to be kept in mind for you to have a safe and fun sailing experience.

Boat type

Before confirming the booking, you have to make sure that you’ve booked the right type of boat. You should definitely consider the size in order for the vessel to host all your passengers.

For instance, our two luxurious and spacious yachts are perfect for big groups! Our Charter can fit up to 33 people, while our Victoria Charter can house up to 28 guests.

Even if you’re not planning to invite many guests – there’s no harm in getting a yacht. With a yacht, exclusivity is at its peak. You can rent a yacht for a birthday party, and invite a small group of friends to celebrate to special occasion still!

Meanwhile, if watersports are on your agenda, then you need to book a powerful boat that will be able to host and pull sporting equipment.

Double-check the condition

Most boat rental companies have a tick list before you leave with the boat. This tick list checks the boat’s condition to make sure that you return it in the same state as when you left with it.

If there are any serious damages done, then you might be viable to pay for them. It’s therefore important that you check the condition of the boat with the staff member to ensure that nothing is missed.


Booking way in advance won’t give you a clear indication of what the weather will be like. Cancelling the entire trip a day before might cost you a deposit and a fun time. It’s not necessary to cancel a boat trip when the weather predicts rain or cloudiness. You should only be prepared.

Get a few raincoats, umbrellas, and warm jackets to endure the cold. When it’s sunny, don’t forget your sunscreen, sun hat and bathing suit.

Pack accordingly

You’ll be in the middle of the ocean away from any nearby shops. Packing the necessities is extremely important to add comfort and fun to your day. A few items on your list should include:

  • A cooler with beverages
  • Snacks and food
  • Sunscreen and other sun protection
  • Towels
  • A small first aid kit and important medication
  • Warm jacket
  • Toiletries
  • Blankets
  • Cameras

Avoid overpacking too; since you would still want adequate space to move around.

When it comes to renting a boat – it may take a little bit of effort before you know you’ve gotten the right yacht on hand. However, the research and careful consideration will be well worth it once you’ve scored the ideal boat; you’ll be ensured of a safe, wonderful experience with your fellow guests!

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